Color Illustrations - Intricate Design

$419.00 per Item

Intricate Design color illustrations are created by hand and still consist of defining outlines but with varying degrees of line details. By giving greater levels of shading and highlights within the line art, the artist creates more three-dimensional illustrations. This is the only level where the art can be colored digitally or by hand.

By adding details and textures and varying color values, your illustrator will add a high level of three-dimensionality to your color illustrations. Balboa Press' in-house studio artists will use your ideas and description of your characters and storyline to create unique artwork that is appropriate for your book and its target audience.

Your full-color illustrations can be produced in the following styles:

  • Juvenile/Whimsical (a sweet, cute style)
  • Cartoon/Humor (a humorous, funny style)
  • Fantasy (a comic book or mythical style)
  • Science Fiction (a futuristic or technological style)
  • Naturalistic (a true-to-life style)

The typical timeline for this service is six to 12 weeks depending on our work queue and the complexity of your project.

Compare Levels and Styles

Color - Intricate Design (Level 3) Illustration Samples


Juvenile illustrations are very cute, playful and fun. Commonly associated with fairy tales, this lighthearted style of artwork is designed to lift spirits and make readers feel happy and carefree.


Cartoons are drawings intended to be funny or comical. The features of its subjects are drawn in an exaggerated or quirky way to evoke humor and to amuse.


This type of art more closely resembles authentic aspects and proportions of subjects' features and characteristics.

Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Fantasy illustrations have a mythical quality to their style and focus on subjects of magic, the supernatural and fantastical creatures. Science fiction illustrations feature a futuristic feel, scientific trends and technology.

Custom Quote

The Custom Quote option is for authors who are looking for highly rendered, hand-drawn or hand-painted illustrations. The absence of defined line art distinguishes this level from the three classic offerings.

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